I Don’t Understand People
This came up in my memories on Facebook today. It was an interesting conversation that blew my mind. I don’t think like that. My son will never. Neither will my daughter.
This post may seem outdated with all that’s going on, but it is what popped up today, and this is what I’m writing about tonight.
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Teach your children well.
I’m in a local group on Facebook (yeah yeah, I don’t care), and a conversation started that could have turned into argument. The lady I was going back and forth with is thirty-five; I’m fifty-three. This was a whole “urge men to not commit sexual assault” thing.
She stated that men should be told not to assault women sexually.
I responded that no one should ever have to have that conversation with anyone. Really. What world are we living in?
I’ve removed her name from my response after I asked (politely) her age.
I’m 53. I think not by much, but a slight generational gap of seventeen years has done a number on the male/female back and forth.
Seriously, no one should ever have that conversation with anyone. Or have to rather.
I have never treated any female any way she has not invited me to.
I think a large part of this, and it sounds like an excuse so whatever, is that a lot of males really don’t have a man to teach them how to be a man through action and not word.
My father never acted like that, so I knew it without it being spoken.
We are built to protect, treasure, and adore y’all. And a lot of us are ugly and rough.
And I have to say, and this might set you off, y’all are built pretty and softer to complement what we absolutely lack, the beauty in this world.
Now a younger generation not shown how to act and taught that it’s okay to just do what they want (talking about males edit to add: females as well in 2021) don’t have the emotional and mental training (discipline) to differentiate the signals in their minds.
Is that way over complicated? Probably. But that’s where I’m at and how I’m wired.
Action and not word.
I know I’m preaching to the choir with the men I surround myself with both online and in real life.
Action and not word.
That’s it. That’s the post.